Syosset High School Math teacher Kimberly Dwyer has been named a New York State Master Teacher. This honor makes her a part of an expert community of over 1,200 outstanding educators from across the state who teach science, technology, computer science, robotics, coding, engineering, math and integrated STEM courses across grades K-12.
Mrs. Dwyer, who has been teaching at Syosset High School since 2006, earned her Bachelor of Science in Adolescence Education and her Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from LIU Post. She received the George Lenchner Distinguished Service Award in 2015 for her work as site coordinator for the New York State Mathematics League competition and was an Adjunct Professor at LIU Post teaching Calculus. In addition to teaching ENL Math, Geometry, AP Calculus AB and BC at the high school, Mrs. Dwyer has been coaching the Syosset Mathletes since 2010. She is a member of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and currently serves as Treasurer for the New York State Mathematics League.
Created in 2013, the NYS Master Teachers Program celebrates the work of the highest-performing STEM teachers by establishing an expert community dedicated to developing expertise in the areas of content, pedagogy, and students’ families and communities. Throughout their four-year participation in the program, Master Teachers engage in peer mentoring and intensive content-oriented professional development opportunities throughout the academic year; work closely with pre-service and early career teachers to foster a supportive environment for the next generation of STEM teachers; and attend required regional meetings at their SUNY campus, participate in and lead several professional development sessions each year.
As a NYS Master Teacher, Mrs. Dwyer looks forward to continuing her pursuit of learning, and the opportunity to mentor pre-service teachers.